RUNNING CLOUD DECLARED FOR LEICESTER TUESDAY
Running Cloud will be ridden by Martin Harley in the last race at Leicester on Tuesday where he has managed to escape the ballot elimination due to the race being split in to two divisions. The new race time is now 5.40. Running Cloud has not won since his racecourse debut as a 2 year old, but has put in some good performances this year and he should be suited by the track better than the undulations of Epsom. We would not want the ground to go much softer and he will be moving on to Alan King’s for a hurdling and dual-purpose career after this week.
REVENGE TO RETURN TO ALL-WEATHER NEWCASTLE FRIDAY
Revenge, who has been very consistent in most of his races, returns to the All-Weather at Newcastle on Friday in what will be his last race, probably, for HP Racing and he is due to be sold at the end of the month at the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale. A good run on this surface will hopefully enhance his sales price, as he is a proven performer on the sand.
JUST IN TIME FOUND OUT BY THE FAST GROUND CONDITIONS IN THE CESAREWITCH
We would not have run Just In Time on the very fast ground conditions at Newmarket on Saturday if it had not been a race with a value of £500,000. He never let himself down on it and it was an extremely warm afternoon and was mildly distressed after the race and needed re-hydrating. Alan King will give him some time to get over it, but a novice hurdling programme for the winter is very much on the cards, but we will not overdo things as he will be suited on the flat next season by coming back in trip and with some very good prizes for horses of his calibre. He has had a marvelous couple of seasons having won 6 of his last 10 races and as all the owners have said, he owes us nothing. A lovely prospect to have under both codes and he schools well.
FIRST MOHICAN – THE CURTAIN COMES DOWN
First Mohican has been a fantastic horse on our team for the last 9 years. He started his career with Henry Cecil and his 7 wins and just short of £160,000 in total prize money has been well documented. He has taken his owners on a fabulous journey and there will be a retirement page for him on this website in due course. His best achievement was arguably when he did not win, but was runner-up in the 2016 Cesarewitch, when he came from last only to be thwarted by what turned out to be an extremely well handicapped winner trained by Hughie Morrison. First Mohican will be missed, but has a wonderful retirement home in East Sussex and his owners will continue to keep an eye on him.